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Kung Fu Panda vs. How to Train Your Dragon

BY Steven D. Greydanus

| Posted 12/15/10 at 2:52 PM


I seem to be on a comparison kick: A while back I did a massive comparison/contrast between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and The Empire Strikes Back. Then I followed up with a comparison/contrast of Fantasia and Fantasia 2000.

More recently, I found myself in a discussion weighing the relative merits of two of DreamWorks Animation’s recent features, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. How do they stack up? My exhaustive analysis is below! (If Mark Shea thought my Harry Potter/Star Wars post was super-nerdy, wait till he sees this one!)

Warning: Spoilers ahoy!

So, them’s my thoughts. How about you? Which did you prefer? Any additional considerations? Any challenges to my above analysis? Any calls for me to get professional help? Speak!